Category Archives: Breakfast/brunch

St. Patrick’s Day: Buttermilk Brown Bread

 A classic St. Patrick’s Day menu item in my family was Irish Soda bread. My Mom has a great recipe which I will make and post later this week, but I was interested in trying something different. I came across … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffins with Apples and Pears

Today began with a wonderful brisk walk in the park with Pippi, and it is our routine to stop at Park Ave Coffee on the way home. While I was waiting for my latte, I was eyeing the muffins that … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mardi Gras By Going to the Dogs

Did you know that St. Louis has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country (behind New Orleans, of course)?  The celebration is centered in a neighborhood called  Everyone is a friend at the dog parade Soulard, about a … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Fun: Spinach Mushroom Goat Cheese Squares

For many years, I was afraid of puff pastry.  I know it is irrational, but it always seemed so intimidating.  But then I finally tried it and loved it.  Now, it is a “go to” part of my appetizer rotation.  … Continue reading

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Bacon Jam

Last summer I posted lots of wonderful fruit jams; this is a jam of a whole different sort … bacon.  Warning … it can be addicting and is great on bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, as a modified BLT … Continue reading

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Marathon Brunch

Today was the St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, and my house happened to be at mile 25 (or 12 for the half marathoners), can you think of a better excuse for a party?  As soon as I heard about … Continue reading

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Can-It-Forward with Ball’s: Peach, Nectarine Orange Jam

Somewhere last winter, when it was freezing and record-breaking blizzards were sweeping the country, there was a group of PR people brainstorming canning season.  They probably had a brainstorm brief with an objective along the lines of “Reignite interest in … Continue reading

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